Vehicle Mechatronic Systems

  • Rochdi Merzouki
  • Arun Kumar Samantaray
  • Pushparaj Mani Pathak
  • Belkacem Ould Bouamama


In this chapter, we develop models for various mechatronic components used in modern road vehicles. To start with, we develop a complete vehicle model by integrating its various basic component models like vehicle body, tires, wheels, engine, clutch, gear box, differential, transmission system, suspension, steering, etc. Mechatronic implementations of functionalities of some of these elements are considered next. We consider various active and semi-active suspensions, anti-roll bar, power steering, antilock and regenerative braking systems, and automatic transmission systems. In addition to these, we consider the hybrid vehicle system with power split device (PSD), torque converter, and fuel cells. Detailed models of two types of fuel cells, namely solid oxide fuel cell and proton exchange membrane fuel cell, along with their control circuits are developed at the end of the chapter. This chapter showcases the application of bond graph modeling to chemical kinetics and thermodynamics (engine, fuel cells, heat exchanger, etc.) as part of complex mechatronic systems.


Internal Combustion Engine Planetary Gear Rear Wheel Vehicle Body Continuously Variable Transmission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rochdi Merzouki
    • 1
  • Arun Kumar Samantaray
    • 2
  • Pushparaj Mani Pathak
    • 3
  • Belkacem Ould Bouamama
    • 1
  1. 1.Technologies de Lille (USTL), Ecole Polytechnique de LilleUniversité des Sciences etVilleneuve D’Ascq CXFrance
  2. 2.Dept. Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia
  3. 3.Dept.Mechanical & Industrial EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyRoorkeeIndia

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